A UBC researcher says a tool to assess potential adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults. Sarah Dow-Fleisner, a professor in the UBC Okanagan’s School of Social Work, worked with Boston Children’s Hospital postdoctoral fellow Adeline Wyman Battalen and David Brodzinsky, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, to test […]Continue Reading ...
Autistic children lack essential social and communication skills, and the type and severity of the symptoms experienced are wide-ranging. Because they have such diverse ways of expressing their emotions, it is difficult for therapists to gauge how engaged they are with the therapy. To track their progress, many therapists film their sessions and spend hours […]Continue Reading ...
Mothers whose first child was taken into care were found to have inadequate or no prenatal care during subsequent pregnancies, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://bit.ly/2In4aS7. The study was conducted in the province of Manitoba, which has one of the highest rates of children in out-of-home care in developed […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Consumer News Health Tip: Get Your Child to School on Time — Being late to school can affect your child’s ability to learn, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Getting out the door on time in the morning can be difficult, the academy acknowledges, suggesting these ways to get your child to school […]Continue Reading ...
[protected-iframe id=”c611279c5d7b5d667edd34b4a03ed86d-7618883-97277977″ info=”https://www.npr.org/player/embed/686325494/688976867″ width=”100%” height=”290″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”] As U.S. immigration enforcement becomes stricter under the Trump administration, more immigrant families are cutting ties with health care services and other critical government programs, according to child advocates who work with such families. In Texas, researchers studying the issue say it’s a major reason why more children […]Continue Reading ...
In Uganda, one surgery can not only save the life of an infant or child, it also can extend it, providing a better quality of life. This can have a dramatic impact not only on the patient, but on the patient’s friends and family as well. Credit: Yale University Nasser Kakembo, MD, is a pediatric […]Continue Reading ...
Despite widespread destruction, including severe agricultural-related losses caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, child nutrition remained stable in the hardest hit areas, a new study finds. A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Tufts University found that indicators of childhood malnutrition improved or remained stable a year […]Continue Reading ...
More than a year after a groundbreaking liver transplant doctors still can’t say if the recipient is HIV-positive or not. Credit: Shutterstock A lifesaving partial liver transplant from an HIV-infected mother to her uninfected child – the first of its kind – was conducted last year at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Donald Gordon Medical […]Continue Reading ...
More than 50 children died in hot cars in 2018, making it the deadliest year on record. Many of the cases involve parents who unknowingly left a child behind, often for an entire day. University of South Florida Psychology Professor David Diamond has studied this phenomenon for over a decade and has served as an […]Continue Reading ...
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have found that the age puberty hits is based on the gap between the parents’ and child’s ultimate height, not genetics. In the study, published in the PLOS ONE journal, Dr. Yehuda Limony and Dr. Michael Friger of the BGU Faculty of Health Sciences, together with Slawomir Koziel […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Burns are among the leading causes of deaths and injuries in the United States, and children are especially vulnerable. Each day on average, two children die from burns and more than 300 are treated in emergency rooms. Because young children’s cognitive and motor abilities are not fully developed, they are more […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Parents who force unremorseful kids to apologize to others before they’re truly sorry may do more harm than good. That’s because the point main point of an apology—to express remorse and repair relationships—is lost because children may dislike the apologizer even more after the insincere apology than before. Children know when […]Continue Reading ...
Overweight is unhealthy. Yet more and more people in Germany are overweight, particularly children. As part of the LiNA mother-child study coordinated by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), researchers were able to identify mother’s perceived stress during the first year of the child’s life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy. […]Continue Reading ...
[protected-iframe id=”6b3daade46ddc795417ee77cba2bc9c8-7618883-97277977″ info=”https://www.npr.org/player/embed/673765794/681794799″ width=”100%” height=”290″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]When Toni and Jim Hoy adopted their son Daniel through the foster care system, he was an affectionate toddler. They did not plan to give him back to the state of Illinois, ever. “Danny was this cute, lovable little blond-haired, blue-eyed baby,” Jim said. Toni recalled times Daniel would […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Parents may plan for transportation and childcare ahead of holiday gatherings but are they prepared for a potential, day-after “parenting hangover?” A quarter of parents of young children who drink alcohol on special occasions do not think about limiting how much they drink or whether they’ll be able to take care […]Continue Reading ...
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